Moulin Richard de Bas, musée historique du papier

Invented by the Chinese more than 2 years ago, paper's journey to the West was a long one. In France from the 000th century, it replaced parchment and about 400 mills in Ambert made it from rags.

Very close to Ambert, the Richard de Bas paper mill keeps alive the papermaking tradition of the region. Located in the Laga valley, the venerable mill is the last in Auvergne, a region whose production began in the XNUMXth century.

Today, at the Richard de Bas mill, activity continues according to traditions as old as the walls. Two hundred sheets come out of the workshop every day, sheets always made by hand, according to a seasonal rhythm which sees white, mottled or colored paper give way to “flowery” paper made of inclusions and compositions of extraordinary diversity.

The visits will allow you to discover the secrets of the manufacture of paper pulp, a treasure that craftsmen have been passing down since 1326. big. The opportunity to make your own sheet.

  • Clientele: Reception of school groups, Special family with children, Reception of groups
  • Environment: In the countryside, In the mountains, Isolated

Activities

  • Manual workshops
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Show
  • Children's entertainment

Categories

  • Private museum

Spoken languages

  • English
Services & equipment
  • Pet Friendly
  • Public toilets
  • Parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Sustainable development equipment
  • Picnic area.
  • Show room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shop
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
  • Reservation of services
  • Online Shop
Rates & payment

Adult: €8,90 (Free visit)
Child (6-17 years old): €5,90 (from 6 to 17 years old)
Student: € 7,90
Job seeker: €7,90.

Free for children under 6, drivers.

Initiation workshop in the manufacture of sheets of paper: 5 € (during school holidays from Monday to Friday except public holidays and 7 days a week during the summer holidays (7/12 to 07/29)

Group rate from 15 people and on prior reservation.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash
Opening period
PeriodsDuration:
From April 02 to June 30, 2024Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 30:17 p.m.
Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 30 p.m.
Thursday from 10 p.m. to 30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 30 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 17:00 a.m.
From 02 Jul to 30 Aug 2024Monday 09:30 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
Tuesday from 09 p.m. to 30:17 p.m.
Wednesday from 09 p.m. to 30 p.m.
Thursday from 09 p.m. to 30 p.m.
Friday 09 a.m. to 30 p.m.
From 03 Sep to 03 Nov 2024Tuesday from 09 p.m. to 30:17 p.m.
Wednesday from 09 p.m. to 30 p.m.
Thursday from 09 p.m. to 30 p.m.
Friday 09 a.m. to 30 p.m.
Saturday 09:30 a.m. to 17:00 a.m.
From 03 Dec. to 31 Dec. 2024Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 00:17 p.m.
Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Thursday from 10 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 a.m.

Tour departures at 10:45 a.m. - 14 p.m. and 16 p.m. Closed between 12:30 p.m. and 14 p.m. You can book through our online ticket office to avoid any waiting on site and benefit from a reduced rate (recommended but not obligatory). No reservations by telephone are possible.

Good plans

The initiation workshop offers those who wish the pleasure of making their own sheet by putting their hands in the dough. To practice after your visit during school holidays, or, for groups by reservation throughout the year.

Reviews - 1 reviews - 5/5

sene - 5 / 5

super nice visit pity that we are not told the hike during the visit of the mill as it is done in the valley of Rouets

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